Book Reviews

September 29, 2011

The Japanese Arts and Self Cultivation.

By Robert E Carter. Chapter Six, The way of Pottery, Beauty is in the Abdomen. On my reading on craft I have found a lot of […]
August 4, 2011

Seeing and Using: Art and Craftsmanship.

By Octavio Paz, from a chapter in his book ‘Essays on Mexican Art’. This chapter also has a sub- heading ‘Participation’.   This is a great […]
June 19, 2011

In Praise of Shadows

In Praise of Shadows. By Jun’ichiro Tanizaki. In praise of shadows is an essay on aesthetics by one of Japans most famous 2oth century novelists. My […]
May 21, 2011

In Praise of Trees

  In Praise of Trees. By Naoko Matsubara;   A friend found this book of wood block prints in a Thrift Store, its no longer being […]
February 5, 2011

Shop Craft as Soul Craft.

SHOP CRAFT AS SOUL CRAFT; An inquiry into the value of work. By Matthew Crawford. I came across this book reviewed by the Guardian, while at […]